From soaring mountains to
scenic Atlantic Coast beaches, the Commonwealth of Virginia is diverse enough
to feed every passion. You'll discover outdoor adventures, historic sites,
compelling museums, unique restaurants and a burgeoning wine industry.
Follow a scenic byway
and discover Virginia’s treasured collection of quaint towns – including
Leesburg, Lexington and Alexandria. Major urban centers like
Richmond, Norfolk and Roanoke offer world class museums, award-winning dining,
a thriving music scene and local craft breweries.
Virginia puts your senses on vacation with
sweeping mountain vistas along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive, sips
of local Merlot after a winery tour, tastes of Rappahannock Oysters and the
sound of waves rolling onshore at Virginia Beach.
Soak up American history in the historic
triangle of Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. Experience 18th-century
life in Williamsburg, get a glimpse into America’s origins at the first English
colony at Jamestown, and see where the decisive battle of the American
Revolution was won at Yorktown. Mount Vernon and Monticello – the
inspiring homes of Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson - rank
among America’s most cherished historic sites.
Outdoor lovers can bike the Mount Vernon
trail, hike the Appalachian Trail, go whitewater rafting on the James River or
kayaking on the Chesapeake Bay – options abound.
Virginia was recently
named one of the top 10 wine destinations by Wine Enthusiast magazine.
More than 20 wine trails wind through the state’s picturesque small towns, scenic
mountains and bucolic countryside. During October’s Wine Month, more than
220 Virginia wineries celebrate with tastings, parties, restaurant specials and